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UTStarcom Unveils New Family of GSM Handsets For Latin America and Caribbean Carriers (Booth#1106)

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. and LAS VEGAS, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For
UTStarcom Personal Communications, a division of UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI), great new GSM phones come in groups of three at CTIA Wireless
2008, where the wireless device manufacturer and distributor is introducing
two trios of new handsets for the Latin American and Caribbean markets. The
bar-style models offer sophisticated styling with superior performance at
attractive price points, making them popular product offerings for carriers in
Central and South America and the Caribbean. The new UTStarcom GSM handsets
are on display at CTIA Wireless 2008 (April 1 - 3 in Las Vegas) in booth

UTStarcom Unveils New Family of GSM Handsets For Latin America and Caribbean Carriers (Booth#1106)
UTStarcom Unveils New Family of GSM Handsets For Latin America and Caribbean Carriers (Booth#1106)


Thin and Colorful -- the GSM1218/GSM1219

The GSM1218 dual band (850/1900 MHz) and GSM1219 dual band (900/1800 MHz)
phones weigh only 2.3 ounces and measure barely larger than a business card at
3.8'(H) x 1.7'(W) x 0.6'(D). These lightweight handsets have a vibrant 1.5'
65k color screen and offer reliable voice and text communications. The
GSM1218 and GSM1219 feature SMS with T9 predictive text, auto redial, call
waiting and call forwarding features, two embedded games, store up to 300
contacts and offer up to 390 minutes of talk time and 560 hours of standby
time. The GSM1218 will be available to Latin American Carriers, the GSM1219
to Caribbean carriers and they come in four color choices -- black, blue,
orange and red.

GFM1218/GFM1219 -- Music to Your Ears

The GFM1218 and GFM1219 take all the great features of their siblings, the
GSM1218/GSM1219, and add a built-in FM radio receiver. Boasting identical
overall measurements and capabilities, the GFM1218 and GFM1219 let consumers
stay connected to each other and to all the music, news, sports and
information found on FM radio stations.

GSM78/GSM79 -- Cool Entry-Level Camera Phone

The entry-level GSM78 (dual band 850/1900 MHz) and GSM79 (dual band
900/1800 MHz) handsets feature built-in digital cameras that are sure to bring
smiles to carriers and consumers alike. These bar-style GSM camera phones
feature a VGA camera, 1.5' 65k color screen, voice and text capabilities,
multi-party calling, one-button dialing, call hold and other advanced
features. To ease transfer of photos to a computer, the phones come with a USB
cable. Additionally, the GSM78 and GSM79 offer up to 240 minutes of talk time
and 500 hours of standby time. These wireless devices weigh only 2.5 ounces
and measure 4.1'(H) x 1.8'(W) x 0.5'(D).

'Our newest GSM handsets are a perfect fit for the Latin American and
Caribbean wireless markets,' said
Philip Christopher, president of UTStarcom
Personal Communications. 'With sophisticated styling, superior performance and
attractive pricing, we're confident carriers will like these handsets -- and
so will their customers.'

About UTStarcom Personal Communications

UTStarcom Personal Communications is changing the way the world
communicates through innovative wireless devices that deliver advanced
solutions for enterprise applications and personal communications.

UTStarcom Personal Communications provides wireless communications devices
including handsets, PocketPCs, smartphones, messaging devices and wireless
broadband modems to carriers throughout North and South America. UTStarcom
manufactures wireless products that are sold under the UTStarcom brand as well
under private carrier labels and also provides distribution, technical and
customer support for other branded wireless devices from leading

UTStarcom Personal Communications is a division of UTStarcom, Inc.
(Nasdaq: UTSI) of Alameda, California. UTStarcom Personal Communications
Division is based in Hauppauge, New York, and maintains development and design
facilities in Korea, manufacturing facilities in China and additional offices
and support facilities throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and India.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995

The statements contained in this press release that are not purely
historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of
the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements
regarding UTStarcom's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies
regarding the future and including, without limitation, the anticipated
functionality, features, and benefits to users of the GSM1218, GSM1219,
GFM1218, GFM1219, GSM78 and GSM79; the rapidly changing nature of the
telecommunications market; and changes in government regulations of the
handset industry.

All forward-looking statements included in this document are based upon
information available to UTStarcom as of the date hereof, and UTStarcom
assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.
Forward- looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause
actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks and
other risks relating to UTStarcom's business are set forth in the documents
filed by UTStarcom with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically
its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and
Current Reports on Form 8-K, and amendments thereto.

SOURCE UTStarcom Personal Communications